Lemon Orzo with Mushrooms and Pine Nuts

lemon orzo with mushrooms and pine nuts
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 pound orzo pasta
  • 3/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Juice of 2 lemons, plus grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 2 6 ounce packages sliced white mushrooms


In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the orzo until al dente; drain and return to the pot. Stir in the pine nuts, parsley, lemon juice, lemon peel and 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil; season with salt and pepper. In a skillet, heat 1/4 cup olive oil over high heat until rippling. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 7 minutes. Divide the orzo among 4 plates and top with the mushrooms.